FUTURE WORLD: Sustainable Innovation

FUTURE WORLD: Sustainable Innovation
We need to create future work that adds value and manufactures complex things in a sustainable way. Young people care about the environment like no generation has before. Australia does not need or want to compete with the high pollution low cost manufacturing mass produced factories. We are looking to solar, hydrogen and nuclear as energy options. pastevent
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FUTURE WORLD: Sustainable Innovation

About the Webinar


The world after COVID-19 is unlikely to return to the world that was. Many trends already underway in the global economy are being accelerated by the impact of the pandemic. This is especially true of the digital economy, with the rise of digital behaviour such as remote working and learning, telemedicine, and delivery services. Other structural changes may also accelerate, including regionalization of supply chains and a further explosion of cross-border data flows.

This webinar will cover the following trends:

Remote work
is likely to become more common. We had some evidence that working from home is at least as productive as working at the office. However, many companies were reluctant to embrace remote work. Now that many have tried it with good results, remote work might be here to stay.

The pandemic crisis has accelerated the pace of digital transformation, with further expansion in e-commerce and increases in the pace of adoption of telemedicine, videoconferencing, online teaching, and fintech.

Deglobalization; the logistic difficulties brought to light by the current crisis are already pointing to a shift away from global just-in-time supply chains. Yet as economic difficulties mount, the inevitable growth of nationalism and “my nation first” politics will push companies to localize business operations that favour national and regional supply chains.

Will we be plunged into a new cold war? With China’s geopolitical rise, has successfully transformed itself into an economic and technological superpower, is there a new ideological problem that could impact economies who do not concede.

We want to encompass “Future World”. Covid-19 / Black Live Matter and Climate Change are at a tipping point. The world that emerges from 2020 will look very different – in some ways we have accelerated change for the better.      

Simon Corah
Chief Executive Officer, Growth Mantra

  Dr. Tanya Fiedler
PhD, Lecturer, The University of Sydney

Jamie Briggs
Managing Partner, PwC Australia
  Facilitated by Professor Caroline McMillen AO
Chief Scientist for South Australia

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Webinar Details

Date  Thursday 20 August 2020
Time  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEST
Webinar Link to attend the webinar will be sent after registrations have closed.

Speaker Biographies

Simon Corah
Chief Executive Officer, Growth Mantra

Simon worked for the Saatchi brothers for 25 years from 1983 to 2007. He started as a graduate trainee at Saatchi & Saatchi in London, then moved to Sydney after 5 years. He became MD of Taiwan (1991), then CEO Ireland (1992- 95) and returned to Australia to found M&C Saatchi Australia in May 1995. Over the next 12 years, he built M&C Saatchi into a top 3 Australian Agency, with a range of blue chip clients, 300 staff and $50million in revenues. Simon left M&C Saatchi in 2007, to start Growth Mantra. Growth Mantra is a boutique strategy consultancy focussed on growth. Growth Mantra combines the creativity of marketing with the disciplines of management consulting. Growth Mantra forecasts markets to identify opportunities for growth, then brings the strategy to life in the market. Growth Mantra has worked with a large number of blue chip companies, including: AGL, Coca-Cola, Diageo, GSK, McDonald's, NAB, NIB, St Vincent’s Health Australia, Suncorp, Tabcorp, Vocus and Woolworths. Simon is married to Monique and has three sons, Nicholas, Marcus and Oscar.

Dr. Tanya Fiedler
PhD, Lecturer, The University of Sydney

Dr Tanya Fiedler is a lecturer in the Discipline of Accounting and completed her PhD at the University of New South Wales. Tanya's research is deeply interdisciplinary, her interests concerned with the ways in which engineering, and climate science integrate into work practices, business strategy and accounting. Prior to her academic career, Tanya worked as a consultant for Energetics, a specialist climate, carbon and energy consultancy.

Jamie Briggs 
Managing Partner, PwC Australia

Jamie is the Managing Partner of the Adelaide office of PwC. As the former Federal Minister for Cities and the Built Environment and the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie is extensively connected amongst the senior executive and Cabinets of both state and federal governments. He is known for his deep political acumen and vast knowledge of the political environment through each department. Prior to entering Parliament he was a Senior Advisor to the then Prime Minister the Hon. John Howard from 2004-2007 advising on workplace relations reform. Jamie was instrumental in developing PwC’s approach to cities with the development of the ‘CityPulse’ concept. He has been working very closely with significant private sector clients to develop solutions to important problems by providing a deep understanding of government and its processes driven from extensive and unique experience in the government sector. Jamie has completed his MBA at the University of Adelaide and is a non-executive Director at the Moorebank Intermodal Company and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is married to Estée and has three children Elka, Henry and Scarlett. 

Professor Caroline McMillen AO
Chief Scientist for South Australia

Professor Caroline McMillen AO is the Chief Scientist for South Australia and is a distinguished medical and health researcher, holding national and international roles in research, industry engagement, innovation strategy and policy development. Professor McMillen was Vice Chancellor at the University of Newcastle for seven years and has previously worked at the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, in senior education, research and innovation portfolios.

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